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Kickstarter is the most powerful crowdfunding platform for new and professional creators and creative entrepreneurs alike. Every day, writers, artists, comic creators, and self-publishers are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring their dream projects to life. Still, nearly two-thirds of projects that launch on Kickstarter fail to fund. But the ComixLaunch podcast is changing that by revealing the mindset, strategies, and tactics you can use to successfully crowdfund your project on the platform. Tyler James, the host, has put all these ideas to practice and raised multiple six-figures in funding on Kickstarter across many successful projects. He is a writer, artist, game designer and the publisher of ComixTribe. He has also been a frequent guest on the #1 crowdfunding podcast Funding the Dream with Richard Bliss. ComixLaunch covers pre-launch strategies (social media, list-building, Facebook, Twitter), crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon and more), how to design a successful campaign from start to finish, including how to set an achievable goal / funding target, campaign marketing, avoiding the pitfalls of fulfillment, and much more. The objective? To help YOU take your career to the next level by turning the Kickstarter platform into a renewable resource that will bring your creative projects to life again and again. Are you ready to launch?

ComixLaunch: Crowdfunding for Writers, Artists & Self-Publishers on Kickstarter... and Beyond‪!‬ Tyler James

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    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

Kickstarter is the most powerful crowdfunding platform for new and professional creators and creative entrepreneurs alike. Every day, writers, artists, comic creators, and self-publishers are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring their dream projects to life. Still, nearly two-thirds of projects that launch on Kickstarter fail to fund. But the ComixLaunch podcast is changing that by revealing the mindset, strategies, and tactics you can use to successfully crowdfund your project on the platform. Tyler James, the host, has put all these ideas to practice and raised multiple six-figures in funding on Kickstarter across many successful projects. He is a writer, artist, game designer and the publisher of ComixTribe. He has also been a frequent guest on the #1 crowdfunding podcast Funding the Dream with Richard Bliss. ComixLaunch covers pre-launch strategies (social media, list-building, Facebook, Twitter), crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon and more), how to design a successful campaign from start to finish, including how to set an achievable goal / funding target, campaign marketing, avoiding the pitfalls of fulfillment, and much more. The objective? To help YOU take your career to the next level by turning the Kickstarter platform into a renewable resource that will bring your creative projects to life again and again. Are you ready to launch?

    Comics Crowdfunding News Round-Up

    Comics Crowdfunding News Round-Up

    Let's get you caught up on a quick scan of recent comic book and crowdfunding news that ComixLaunch listeners should know about, including Diamond Comics distributors entry into the crowdfunding fulfillment game, as well as recent trends and announcement from Kickstarter.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    ComixLaunch Pro Spotlight: Leveling Up with Brian J. Lambert

    ComixLaunch Pro Spotlight: Leveling Up with Brian J. Lambert

    Get to know award-winning author Brian J. Lambert, as he chats with ComixLaunch's Clay Adams, spotlighting his journey raising over $100,000 in funding on Kickstarter, and decision to join the ComixLaunch Pro program to take his campaigns to new heights.

    • 55 min
    Is a Crackdown Coming on NSFW Comic Crowdfunding?

    Is a Crackdown Coming on NSFW Comic Crowdfunding?

    There's buzz that a crackdown is coming (or is it already here) on the not safe for work (NSFW) spicy comics space, which has become one of the most dominant genres in crowdfunding. Let's discuss!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Serializing Ongoing Anthologies Through Crowdfunding with Will Robson

    Serializing Ongoing Anthologies Through Crowdfunding with Will Robson

    UK comic creator Will Robson returns to the ComixLaunch Podcast to share what he's learned serializing OUTBREAKS, "The Only Ongoing Zombie Anthology Comic" on Kickstarter over the past year. He and Tyler will discuss the state of crowdfunding in 2024 and topics related to freelancing in comics and living your best creative life.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Kickstarter to Support Late Pledges! Shots Fired in the Crowdfunding Wars

    Kickstarter to Support Late Pledges! Shots Fired in the Crowdfunding Wars

    Kickstarter announced this morning that it will be unlocking a LATE PLEDGES feature soon for all Kickstarter campaigns. Here's an instant reaction discussing the details, pros, cons, questions, and implications.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    ComixLaunch Pro Spotlight: How Jack Harris Raised $16K on His First Kickstarter

    ComixLaunch Pro Spotlight: How Jack Harris Raised $16K on His First Kickstarter

    Writer Jack Harris Jr, creator of Terminus Veil and Clash Digital Publishing is featured in this month's ComixLaunch Pro spotlight. In this session, you'll hear how Jack founded his publishing company on three key principles, which are high quality artwork, diverse characters from different backgrounds, and explosive, thrilling action. His first campaign for Terminus Veil volume 1 delivered all of the above--plus $16k in funding!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

iceberg_lettuce ,

A great resource!

I am working on developing a game. I rather naively decided to crowdfund the project. This podcast really has helped me appreciate both the value and complexity of this approach. As a newbie to product development and marketing, I have used the lessons in it to make important course corrections. Highly recommend!

Rinagraywords ,

Thank You For The Great Advice

I found ComixLaunch as I was researching how to go about running and setting up my 1st crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for my comic, Dragon Child. Leading up to my launch, which is now on its second day with my first six backers, I have been listening to the Podcast and reading the free PDF from your website to inform where I am now. Fingers crossed that my Kickstarter gets funded, and thank you for what you do for the comics community.

JeremyDangerDean ,

Wow

I just started listening to this and I am so thankful it exists. Tyler, thank you for providing so much information on Kickstarter and how it applies to comic production. I’ve never seen this information anywhere else. 👍

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